Contents tagged with Russia

  • Putin discusses military technology cooperation with Saudi king

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, discussed the possibility of cooperating in the area of military technology, and intend to continue dialog, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

    When asked about the possibility of selling Russian S-400 aerial defense systems to Saudi Arabia, Peskov said that it is too early to say, but the two countries do have plans to develop their cooperation in military technology.

    During the talks, the Russian …

  • Ukrainian General: Russia is not interested in withdrawal of forces in Donbas

    The former head of Ukraine's Foreign Intelligence Service, General of Ukraine's Army Mykola Malomuzh, said in an interview with Fakty news outlet that the withdrawal of troops wouldn't succeed in the Donbas.

    According to him, despite the agreements with the EU countries, Russia and the Donbas militias intend to disrupt the withdrawal process, as it is not beneficial for them.

    The General is convinced that the Russian authorities intend to push forward their conditions, and they will try to …

  • Polish President Duda urges Europe not to ignore threat from Russia

    Polish President Andrzej Duda called for solidarity in putting pressure on the Russian Federation to protect the Central-Eastern region of Europe, reports Polish radio.

    During a meeting with leaders of the Arraiolos group in Greece, Duda warned the European Union against ignoring the threat from Russia and called for solidarity in the fight against Russian aggression.

    "Countries that are located in the immediate reach of Russian ballistic missiles can say a lot about how dangerous Russia is," …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is preparing another prisoner swap with Russia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that Ukraine is in a crucial stage of preparing an exchange of three groups of prisoners with Russia, reports Radio Liberty.

    "This process is at a crucial stage. But I can't report either how many people or the dates of the exchange," said Prystaiko.

    Prystaiko added that he does not talk about the dates and number of citizens for exchange because, in such a process, any word can "play a dramatic role," not in favor of the prisoners. Answering …

  • Russian military expert: US may deprive Russia of ability to respond to nuclear strike

    A member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences Konstantin Sivkov said that the United States might soon adopt a new medium-range missile designed to defeat the control centers of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, reports RIA Novosti.

    "We should expect the adoption of medium-range missiles of the Pershing II type soon, the so-called weapon of counter-force potential. It is intended to strike at the Russian Strategic Missile Forces control centers to deprive our country of the …

  • Putin: Russia is 'calm' about NATO military exercises near its borders

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is "calm," answering the question of how Moscow intends to respond to NATO exercises near Russian borders. According to Putin, Russia does not welcome "attempts to escalate" the tension at its border, but Moscow's reaction will be calm, reports the Kremlin's press service. During a meeting at the Council of Heads of  the CIS courties in Ashgabat, Putin also said that Moscow will still speak with NATO on this issue.

    Putin recalled that Russia …

  • Putin vows to develop new medium-range missiles

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will start creating new medium-range weapons because the United States already has them, reports Interfax news agency.

    "I sent a corresponding appeal to the leaders of many countries of the world, that we are not going to deploy medium-range missile systems if we have them. And now, of course, we will work on their development, because the Americans already have them," said Putin, speaking at the Council of the heads the CIS countries (former …

  • Russia to disguise its spacecraft from spy satellites

    Russian spacecraft designers have reportedly created a new satellite capable of disguising if foreign spy satellite is approaching. This invention has already been patented and may be used in the further development of military and dual-purpose spacecraft, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property.

    According to RIA Novosti, Russian inventors were able to create a solar panel that can transform itself, taking the form of a hemisphere. At the …

  • German Foreign Ministry orders consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued in Donbas

    The German Foreign Ministry has ordered all German consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied Donbas territories, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk wrote in a tweet.

    “Treason has been canceled. The leadership of the German Foreign Ministry told me personally about an instruction to all German consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainians in the occupied Donbas,” Melnyk wrote.

    On April 24, Russian …

  • Putin: Russia is fully complying with WADA requirements

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the International Forum "Russia – Country of Sports" in Nizhny Novgorod that Russia is fully complying with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), reports Interfax news agency.

    According to Putin, Russia is interested in resolving all problems related to "doping scandals."

    “Russian sports structures are in constant dialogue with WADA, and with the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, as well as with the relevant structures …